Youth political (dis)engagement and the need for citizenship education: encouraging young people's civic and political participation through the curriculum

Pontes, A.I. ORCID: 0000-0003-3712-9425, Henn, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-1063-3544 and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2019. Youth political (dis)engagement and the need for citizenship education: encouraging young people's civic and political participation through the curriculum. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 14 (1), pp. 3-21. ISSN 1746-1979

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Abstract

Over the past two decades, there has been a wide-ranging debate about the impact of citizenship education on young people’s political engagement and participation across Britain. Using data from a survey of 1025 young people aged 18 years at the time of the 2010 General Election, we examined the impact that studying for a formal qualification in General Certificate of Secondary Education in Citizenship Studies has on young people’s political and civic engagement. Drawing from the hypothesis that those young people who took the course would be more engaged than those who did not, results demonstrated that there are many differences between the two groups in terms of their political perspectives as well as their past and future patterns of political participation.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Education, Citizenship and Social Justice
Creators: Pontes, A.I., Henn, M. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2019
Volume: 14
Number: 1
ISSN: 1746-1979
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1177/1746197917734542DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 18 Oct 2017 12:30
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 14:57
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31833

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